McGehee is a very small city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 3,919 people and two constituent neighborhoods, McGehee is the 79th largest community in Arkansas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, McGehee is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, McGehee is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in McGehee who work in management occupations (15.06%), office and administrative support (14.07%), and sales jobs (12.76%).
In addition, many people in McGehee have jobs in agriculture, more so than in most other communities in America. As a result, you will see quite a number of farms around town.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of McGehee spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.63 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The percentage of adults in McGehee with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.06% of adults in McGehee have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in McGehee in 2010 was $16,127, which is lower middle income relative to Arkansas, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $64,508 for a family of four. McGehee also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 38.89% of its population below the federal poverty line.
McGehee is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call McGehee home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of McGehee residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in McGehee include German, Scots-Irish, Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in McGehee is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.